ATLANTA -- The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) today announced the seeding for the 81st annual SIAC Basketball Tournament, which will tip off on Monday, March 3 and will be played through Saturday, March 8 at Bill Harris Arena in the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.
On the men's bracket, Eastern Division Champion #1E Fort Valley State (19-8), Western Division Champion #1W Tuskegee (15-11) and #2W Stillman (16-12), who ranks second in the Western Division, each earned first-round bye's in this week's tournament.
Monday's opening round men's matchups will feature #4E Clark Atlanta (15-11) vs. #5W Miles College (3-23) at 3:15 p.m., followed by #4W LeMoyne-Owen (9-16) vs. #5E Benedict (16-10) at 7:45 p.m.
In the women's bracket, the top two teams in each division earned first round bye's. Eastern Division Champion Albany State #1E (19-5) and Western Division Champion #1W Tuskegee (16-10), along with #2E Benedict (17-9) and #2W Kentucky State (12-14) will rest until the Quarterfinals begin on Wednesday and Thursday before facing their next opponents.
First round women's action begins at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, when #5E Claflin (13-13) plays #4W LeMoyne-Owen (5-20), followed by #4E Fort Valley State (12-14) vs. #5W Miles College (10-16) at 5:30 p.m.
|2013-2014 Men's Basketball Standings|
|2013-2014 Women's Basketball Standings|
The 81st SIAC Basketball Tournament will be held from March 3 through March 8, at Bill Harris Arena in the Birmingham Crossplex. The 2014 SIAC Basketball Tournament will feature both men’s and women’s basketball teams from the 14 members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SIAC).